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Tundra Maintenance Guide

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Feb 16, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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    This thread is created to show you all you need to know about how to keep your Tundra in top performance and allow you to discuss your maintenance schedule and procedures.

    1st Gen Tundra (2000-2006)

    2000 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2001 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2002 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2003 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2004 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2005 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2006 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    Scheduled Maintenance Guide
    Owners Manual: Engine and Chasis
    Owners Manual: Specifications

    *The information from the owners manual above is for a 2006. If you want specific info for your year use the following link: www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/owners-manuals

    Important Items regarding maintenance schedule:
    • Engine Oil change every 5,000 miles (or 10,000 miles is ok using synthetic)
    • Rotate Tires and check condition every 5,000 miles
    • Check fluid levels every 5,000 miles
    • Lubricate propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Re-Torque propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Replace air filter every 30,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace cabin air filter every 30,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace transmission oil every 30,000 miles for T4 or 60-90k for WS
    • Replace transfer case oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace differential oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace engine coolant every 60,000 miles
    • Replace spark plugs every 30,000 miles depends on vvti or not
    • Replace timing/serpentine belt every 90,000 miles
    • Replace brake fluid every 2 to 3 years or 24,000 - 36,000 miles.

    2nd Gen Tundra (2007 - 2013)
    2007 Toyota Tundras owners manual

    2008 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2009 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2010 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2011 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2012 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2013 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    Maintenance Guide and Warranty
    Maintenance Guide and Warranty (Flexible Fuel Vehicle)
    Owners Manual: Maintenance
    Owners Manual: Do-it-yourself Maintenance
    Owners Manual: Specifications and Maintenance data (fuel, oil level, etc.)
    Owners Manual: Customization - Customizable features


    *The information from the owners manual above is for a 2012. If you want specific info for your year use the following link:
    www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/owners-manuals

    Important Items regarding maintenance schedule:
    • Engine Oil change every 5,000 miles (or 10,000 miles is ok using synthetic)
    • Rotate Tires and check condition every 5,000 miles
    • Check fluid levels every 5,000 miles
    • Lubricate propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Re-Torque propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Replace air filter every 30,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace cabin air filter every 15,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace transmission oil every 60,000 miles if towing, 90,000 miles if not
    • Replace transfer case oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace differential oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace engine coolant every 60,000-100,000 miles
    • Replace spark plugs every 120,000 miles
    • Replace brake fluid every 2 to 3 years or 24,000 - 36,000 miles.

    3rd Gen Tundra (2014+)
    2014 Toyota Tundra owners manual

    2015 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    2016 Toyota Tundra owners manual
    Maintenance Guide and Warranty
    Maintenance Guide and Warranty (Flexible Fuel Vehicle)
    Quick Reference Guide


    *The information from the owners manual above is for a 2015. If you want specific info for your year use the following link: www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/owners-manuals

    Important Items regarding maintenance schedule:
    • Engine Oil change every 5,000 miles (or 10,000 miles is ok using synthetic)
    • Rotate Tires and check condition every 5,000 miles
    • Check fluid levels every 5,000 miles
    • Lubricate propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Re-Torque propeller shaft every 5,000 miles
    • Replace air filter every 30,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace cabin air filter every 15,000 miles (check every 5,000 miles, change if dirty)
    • Replace transmission oil every 60,000 miles if towing, 90,000 miles if not
    • Replace transfer case oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace differential oil every 30,000 miles
    • Replace engine coolant every 60,000-100,000 miles
    • Replace spark plugs every 120,000 miles
    • Replace brake fluid every 2 to 3 years or 24,000 - 36,000 miles.
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  3. Jul 14, 2015 at 12:49 PM
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    In process of important mileage items.....
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2015 at 1:39 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Just noticed on the flex fuel maintenance schedule says to change oil and filter every 2500 miles??!! Why is our "free" oil change only every 5000?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2015 at 3:22 PM
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    Lucky you!
    My "free" was every 10k with a FFV.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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    You got skunked then. FFV's are supposed to be every 5000.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2015 at 4:33 PM
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    I was on the brink of arguing but since I do not use FF im pretty sure ill be fine. Got an oil sample at the last service I still need to send out.

    FWIW i utilized the oil changes but hardly drive any miles. My 1st oil change was at 2500 amd second was 10k which took care of my 10/20 oil changes through Toyota care.
     
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    I'm debating even using them. My wife and I bought a 2012 Camry in January of 2012. Been taking it to the dealer every 5000 miles for an oil change and tire rotation. Last week when it hit 35000 miles I decided I was going to change the oil myself. Drained the oil, dropped the filter and it looked like it had never been changed. :rant:It was definitely not changed just the 5000 miles ago we paid to have it done. This is another downside to the drop in filter, cant tell if they change it or not. Now I'm nervous to even take mine in for the first service.
     
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    Begs the question if you didnt get "skunked" on a oil change as well.
     
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    Touche. :bowdown:
     
  11. Jul 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    This has been noted from our dealer in town doing the same thing or changing it and not putting enough oil in it damaged the engine beyond repair. I know of 2 so far.

    Other thing shops have be caught doing is draining the oil and putting other used oil back in the engine. That shocks me.

    funny part.. used oil is money in the bank for shop owners and or recycling places.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    ^^ I have always checked the oil after to see if they changed it and that it was filled properly. Had no problems there. Just wish Toyota didn't use these damn drop in filters. I was thinking about marking my canister somehow and then checking to see if it was moved. Any ideas on how? If I caught them changing my oil but not the filter, I will make a scene.... :angrygirl:
     
  13. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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    Tamper paint, then you will be able to see if the paint marking was cracked in the process of removal.
     
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    @LOTSOFTOYS do you know if anything provided above is incorrect based on dealership recommendations. What i have listed is direct from the maintenance guide
     
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    I believe this is for 30K maintenance.

    Maybe @LOTSOFTOYS can chime in on some of these suggested maintenance items.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2015 at 11:18 AM
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    Updated with year specific owner manuals
     
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    Differentials are 30k intervals
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to provide this info to us Jace!
     
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    Just spoke to a shop regarding fluid drain/fill. They told me Toyota uses "world standard" fluid for the transmission and it is a lifetime fluid. Not recommended by Toyota to change. Ever.

    I really don't think that's a great plan, and the shop mentioned that Toyota dealerships will do a transmission fluid change (and most likely refill with a "globa", non-lifetime fluid at a third the cost). However they weren't shirking work and definitely could have taken my money, just told me they don't go against Toyota's recommendations. But I've heard a lot of forum posters mentioning a transmission flush (or drain/fill)...

    Am I out to lunch?
     
  22. Jul 7, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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    Its in the manual to drain and fill the transmission at 60k miles.
     
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    to follow up, 2008 maintenance manual says to service the transmission every 60k only if you tow regularly, but the local Toyota dealer poopoo's even that suggestion and recommends 100k if you tow, and never if you don't. They confirmed its a lifetime fluid. Independent shop informed me that they've seen more issues if it's replaced then if it's left alone. Just passing on info... Also learned that if you drain and fill you'll only get about 4-5 quarts of fluid out of the system, which holds ~12. A flush is the only way to refresh all the fluid (5.7L motor). I'm planning to flush at 100k and ensure its replaced with the world standard fluid type.
     
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    The recommendations above for 3RD GEN don't seem to be 100% accurate, at least after I reviewed my tundra manual. This is what I gathered:

    Oil/Filter: 5K (2500k if FFV using E85 >50% of the time)
    Rotate Tires: 5K
    Cabin Filter: 15K
    Engine Air Filter: 15K
    Lubricate Propeller Shaft: 15K (5K if towing or hauling)
    Re-torque propeller shaft bolt: 15K (5k if towing or hauling)
    Front Diff Oil: 15,000 if towing or hauling (otherwise never required???)
    Rear Diff Oil: 30K if towing or hauling (otherwise never required???)
    Transfer Case Oil: 30k if towing, hauling or driving on dusty or dirt roads (otherwise never required???)
    Transmission: 60k if towing or hauling (otherwise never required???)
    Engine Coolant: 100k, 50k thereafter
    Spark Plugs: 120k
     
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    Looks like the Toyota websites that the manuals could be downloaded from are now now working. :annoyed:
     
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    How do you apply this stuff?
     
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    FYI and @LOTSOFTOY you are welcome to chime in on this. As far as the flush everyone is talking about just my 0.02 don't. Its better to drain and refill even if you have to do it twice in order to get the majority of the old fluid out of the transmission.

    Flushing the system stirs up all the crap that is floating around and can actually do more harm than good. Most makers recommend only doing a drain/fill rather than the flush.

    If you have Toyota Care you probably wont get your oil changed at 5k just 10/20k.

    Sparkplugs are cheap and easy to change. I do them at 60 basic tune-up stuff.
     
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    I have Toyota Care and FFV motor and do not use E85; was told by dealer service my oil change interval is 5K when they made my next appointment for 6 months or 5K miles. I was told oil change for non-FFV is 10K.
     
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